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The Resource Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic, Mark Christian Thompson

Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic, Mark Christian Thompson

Label
Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic
Title
Kafka's blues
Title remainder
figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic
Statement of responsibility
Mark Christian Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Kafka's Blues proves the startling thesis that many of Kafka's major works engage in a coherent, sustained meditation on racial transformation from white European into what Kafka refers to as the "Negro" (a term he used in English). Indeed, this book demonstrates that cultural assimilation and bodily transformation in Kafka's work are impossible without passage through a state of being "Negro." Kafka represents this passage in various ways-from reflections on New World slavery and black music to evolutionary theory, biblical allusion, and aesthetic primitivism-each grounded in a concept of writing that is linked to the perceived congenital musicality of the "Negro," and which is bound to his wider conception of aesthetic production. Mark Christian Thompson offers new close readings of canonical texts and undervalued letters and diary entries set in the context of the afterlife of New World slavery and in Prague Czech and German popular culture
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Mark Christian
Dewey number
833/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z9318 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kafka, Franz
  • German literature
  • Blacks
  • Race in literature
Label
Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic, Mark Christian Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Becoming negro -- Being negro -- Beyond negro -- Negro's machine -- Negro's manumission -- Negro's martyrdom -- Conclusion
Control code
922728753
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 172 pages
Isbn
9780810132863
Lccn
2016014072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922728753
Label
Kafka's blues : figurations of racial blackness in the construction of an aesthetic, Mark Christian Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Becoming negro -- Being negro -- Beyond negro -- Negro's machine -- Negro's manumission -- Negro's martyrdom -- Conclusion
Control code
922728753
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 172 pages
Isbn
9780810132863
Lccn
2016014072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922728753

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